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Welcome to my math blog! The purpose of this blog is to help you stay informed about our learning and experiences that have taken place during our math class. I have also included links your child (and you) may want to use in order to supplement math learning in 5th grade.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Real World Estimation

Today was about working with a budget.  We learned that Frank has a budget for building a house.  He received bids from two contractors.  Our goal was to determine which bid was the best.  To do this we:

  • Estimated the total of each bid to see who we thought we be most under budget.
  • Found the actual cost of each bid.
  • Compared the differences between the budgeted amount and the actual bids.
  • Used our information to make an informed decision concerning which contractor to use and wrote a summary.
If your child did not complete this in class, they are probably just having to finish the summary tonight for homework.

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